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Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

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This time of year, you're bound to see articles tallying up the calories in your Thanksgiving meal, or how much exercise you need to do to burn off the feast. Forget all that. Instead, we’d like to highlight the potential benefits of your holiday dinner, along with simple ways to create a healthier balance on your plate—so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body, and focus on enjoying your food and the company. Below, the nutritional highlights for five traditional dishes. Turkey A three-ounce portion of skinless turkey breast can provide 25 grams of lean protein, along with ...
Exactly How Long You Can Save Your Favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers

Exactly How Long You Can Save Your Favorite Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Ah, Thanksgiving—the holiday filled with family, warm and fuzzy feelings, football, and food. Lots of food. OK, mostly just food. (Just kidding, Mom.)In all seriousness, a 2013 Harris Interactive poll revealed that food truly does define Thanksgiving for most Americans—and that for 65% of them, eating leftovers is even more important than the meal itself. But if you don't safely store your leftovers, you'll be spending Black Friday hunched over your toilet bowl instead of scouting deals at the mall. Follow the guide below for storing all your favorites from your Thanksgiving feast. (And if you do wind up with food poisoning, here's how to recover.) ...
This Quick Circuit Workout Is Perfect for Thanksgiving Morning

This Quick Circuit Workout Is Perfect for Thanksgiving Morning

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If you're at all like me, you're already thinking about grandma's turkey stuffing and mom's perfect pumpkin pie. But before I splurge, I commit to burning off some of those extra calories by breaking a sweat first thing Thanksgiving morning. Here's a quick and effective workout you can do anywhere. It'll start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot so you'll be able to enjoy the holiday! RELATED: The One Healthy Thing Fitness Experts Always Do on Thanksgiving DayPerform each exercise and move to the next (without resting for maximum calorie burn), and be sure to work at your own pace. Once you finish all eight exercises, repeat them from the beg...
10 Creative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

10 Creative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Turkey Tacos Try this recipe: Turkey Tacos These tacos satisfy your Mexican food craving with a twist. Swapping turkey for beef adds lean protein, and will help you fill up without feeling too full. Don’t forget the avocados! Ingredients: Lemon juice, orange juice, ground cumin, hot chili powder, garlic, cilantro, fat-free sour cream, turkey breast, flour tortillas, black beans, salsa, lettuce, 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, avocado Calories: 434 ...
6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After Thanksgiving

6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After Thanksgiving

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If, despite every intention of balance and moderation you completely overindulged on Thanksgiving, don't panic. While a gluttonous yesterday may leave you feeling sluggish and heavy today, the truth is that a handful of simple strategies can help you undo the damage and get back on track fast. Here are six tried and true steps to help you lighten up, and get those uncomfortably tight jeans feeling loose again.RELATED: Best and Worst Foods for Bloating Step 1: Get back to your normal eating schedule I know you may be tempted to just not eat, but skipping meals only forces your body to shift into conservation mode and burn fewer calories. Skipping can also make you more likel...